The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 74 76
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.54% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.80% 6.58% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

COBIT is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 79 76 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.40% 8.20% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 71
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £600 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in Cheshire

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBIT in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) WAP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (100.00%) UAG

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) OneDrive
1 3 (100.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (100.00%) WAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft